Alaska Reference Database

The Alaska Reference Database originated as the standalone Alaska Fire Effects Reference Database, a ProCite reference database maintained by former BLM-Alaska Fire Service Fire Ecologist Randi Jandt. It was expanded under a Joint Fire Science Program grant for the FIREHouse project (The Northwest and Alaska Fire Research Clearinghouse). It is now maintained by the Alaska Fire Science Consortium and FRAMES, and is hosted through the FRAMES Resource Catalog. The database provides a listing of fire research publications relevant to Alaska and a venue for sharing unpublished agency reports and works in progress that are not normally found in the published literature.

 

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From the text (p.25) ... 'If we are interested in all fires (agricultural, rangeland, wildland, prescribed and private), we need to tease apart the potential error in reporting and the best way to use satellite data to define area burned.'...

Person: Soja, Al-Saadi, Pouliot, Kittaka, Zhang, Raffuse, Wiedinmyer
Year: 2009
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

Abrupt forest disturbances generating gaps >0.001 km2 impact roughly 0.4-0.7 million km2 a-1. Fire, windstorms, logging, and shifting cultivation are dominant disturbances; minor contributors are land conversion, flooding, landslides, and avalanches...

Person: Frolking, Palace, Clark, Chambers, Shugart, Hurtt
Year: 2009
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

LANDFIRE is a 5-year, multipartner project producing consistent and comprehensive maps and data describing vegetation, wildland fuel, fire regimes and ecological departure from historical conditions across the United States. It is a shared project...

Person: Rollins
Year: 2009
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

From the text (p.243) ... 'Evaluating the potential of various survey techniques to detect and adequately monitor Northern Hawk Owls [Surnia ulula] is a fundamental first step in improving our knowledge of this species. It is unlikely that...

Person: Hannah
Year: 2009
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

Abstract only:..'In the middle of July, 1997, I had the opportunity to present my views on 'Wildfire Management' to the House Agriculture Committee. On my return to Missoula one of my graduate students came running into my office waving...

Person: Boula, Wakimoto
Year: 1998
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

The importance of large fire events in shaping the structure and composition of subalpine forests has recently gained a great deal of attention from resource managers. High elevation forests dominated by Engelmann spruce (Picea engelmannii) and...

Person: Pruden, Brennan, Farris, Neuenschwander, Boudreau
Year: 1998
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

Human-induced vegetation fires destroy a large amount of biomass each year and thus constitute an important fraction of the human interference with the energy flows of terrestrial ecosystems. This paper presents a quantification of the biomass burned...

Person: Lauk, Erb
Year: 2009
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES, TTRS

In 2007, the Anaktuvuk River Fire (ARF) became the largest recorded tundra fire on the North Slope of Alaska. The ARF burned for nearly three months, consuming more than 100,000 ha. At its peak in early September, the ARF burned at a rate of 7000 ha d-...

Person: Jones, Kolden, Jandt, Abatzoglou, Urban, Arp
Year: 2009
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES, TTRS

The current study presents a statistical model for assessing the skill of fire danger indices and for forecasting the distribution of the expected numbers of large fires over a given region and for the upcoming week. The procedure permits development...

Person: Preisler, Burgan, Eidenshink, Klaver, Klaver
Year: 2009
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES, TTRS

ANNOTATION: Wildland fire has been an integral part of the landscape of the conterminous United States for millennia. Analysis of contemporary and pre-industrial (~ 200 - 500 yr BP) conditions, using potential natural vegetation, satellite imagery, and...

Person: Leenhouts
Year: 1998
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES, TTRS